President/CEO, Houston Housing Authority

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 1 month ago


The President/CEO has total responsibility for administering, managing, maintaining, planning, and directing the Housing Authority’s public housing, Section 8, and other programs. The President/CEO is responsible for safekeeping of all property and records and the safety of Authority residents and is the primary liaison between the Board of Commissioners, HUD and state and local entities.

Essential Functions

  • As Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, the President/CEO plans, develops, organizes, coordinates, delegates, supervises and directs implementation of Authority’s Housing programs.
  • Provides for safekeeping of the Authority’s buildings, grounds, facilities, equipment, supplies, monies, files, records, and documents.
  • Serves as Executive Secretary of the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and as liaison between the BOC and Authority staff.
  • Attends BOC meetings, submits budgets and informs them of the status of activities and projects within the Authority; develops and proposes new policies or changes in existing policies; notifies the BOC of changes or proposed changes in federal, state, or local legislation affecting the authority; provides the BOC with information on evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness of Authority operations and provides recommendations for improvements.
  • Is spokesperson for the BOC.
  • Responds to other BOC inquiries regarding Authority plans and operations.
  • Oversees preparation and submission of all budgets and revisions, revises and approves all Authority expenditures and monitors funds for effective and efficient use.
  • Develops organizational structures and plans, and implements internal policies, programs, goals, and priorities.
  • Negotiates contracts with outside agencies and companies.
  • Makes policy, administrative, and management decisions concerning the daily operation of the authority.
  • Discusses Authority goals, priorities, problems, and concerns with officials, representatives, and members of the local government, news media, social and public service agencies, state government, and federal government.
  • Responsible for the employment, training, direction, supervision, utilization, discipline, and termination of Authority employees.  Recommends to BOC schedule of salary ranges and employee benefits and periodic revisions there to.  Reviews periodic reports on the accomplishment of assigned goals and objectives.
  • Meets with residents concerning issues related to property management, maintenance, and security.
  • Personally monitors, surveys, and inspects various aspects of the Authority’s operations on a frequent and continuing basis, so that he/she has a general idea of conditions, appearance, problems, accomplishments, and results at any given time.
  • Reviews and approves reports and other documents that are required by federal, state, and local jurisdictions.
  • Attends professional meetings, seminars, and conferences to keep abreast of new trends, activities, and concepts in Public Housing.  Supports, assists, and works with other PHAs and affiliated organizations in joint efforts which are mutually beneficial.  Volunteers’ new ideas, suggestions, and recommendations to HUD as desired.  At the request of HUD, or affiliated groups, may assist in national training, orientation, planning or development seminars, conferences, and workshops.  May review proposed laws or regulations and recommend changes or improvements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques of Public Housing Authority management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the relationship of PHA’s to other federal, state, and local jurisdictions and their abilities to provide funds or other support to the Authority.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in social services field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PHA operating policies and procedures and pertinent HUD regulations and federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to public housing authorities.
  • Good knowledge of the modern principals, practices, and techniques of personnel management.
  • Some knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques of maintenance and other functional areas within the PHA.
  • Some knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques of budgeting and accounting and of the function and operation of the construction and bond finance industries.
  • Skill in addressing the public and other bodies and presenting information in a clear, organized, and convincing manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers and persons outside the PHA.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise narrative and statistical reports, and deal effectively with situations requiring tact and diplomacy, yet firmness.   
  • Bondable.
  • Eligibility for coverage under PHA fleet auto insurance.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license.

Job Features

Job CategoryExecutive

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